Moi University has been closed indefinitely over students unrest at its main campus in Eldoret with immediate effect.
The students have been asked to vacate the premises by noon on today.
“Following the student’s unrest in the university’s main campus, leading to gross misconduct destruction of property, harassment and injury of university officers, and pursuant to the Universities Act and Moi University Statutes, a special meeting at the University Senate held on 11 October, 2019, has decided to suspend all academic programmes at Main Campus with immediate effect,” read part of a statement from the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics Research and Extension.
The Moi University Students Organisation (MUSO) issued a memo on Wednesday calling for peaceful gathering at the university’s students centre.
According to the memo, student leaders claimed they were left with no other option but to demonstrate after their efforts to engage with the university management on matters that were affecting the students failed.
The office of the Dean of Students also released a memo declaring the gathering illegal and advised students against engaging in it. The administration also noted that the issues raised by the student leaders were being addressed.
This is happening few days after Kenyatta University was also indefinitely closed.